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Philip Yancey

Author, Thinker, Climber

Vanishing Grace

How do we show grace in a culture that is growing increasingly divisive and more hostile to Christians? Grace is the Christian’s great distinctive, the one great gift we can offer the world. Yet in a time of culture wars, Christians often come across more like the morals police than as dispensers of God’s grace.  How can we convey this rich gift to the world at large? From the author of What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Philip Yancey grew up near Atlanta, where negative experiences with a rigid church, including losing his polio-stricken father when the congregation suggested he go off life support and allow his faith in God to heal him, caused Yancey to lose his faith. He attended college in South Carolina and completed graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago. He served as editor of Campus Life magazine—a publication directed towards high school and college students and then as an editor for Christianity Today, writing articles for Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Eternity, Moody Monthly, and National Wildlife. Now living in Colorado, he is a freelance writer and editor-at-large for Christianity Today.  

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